Alan Dalton post's birding diaries and original artwork from Sweden. Established in 2006, this now long running blog is now a complete overview of my birding experiences. As an artist I greatly enjoy sketching birds in the field and you will find a wide selection of that work here, from fieldwork to finished paintings. I am very passionate about my artwork and try to depict birds in their natural habitat, as I see them in the wild. My artwork is for sale and can be viewed at http://www.alandalton.net/
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at alandltn@gmail.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

Diurnal Migration; Sound Recordings; Landsort; 22nd October 2012



Western Jackdaw, a flock of around 70 birds calling overhead as they fly out over the sea migrating..


Greenfinch. A single bird calling here on migration from amongst a small group of the species..


A Lesser Spotted Woodpecker here, a resting migrant bird, either female or juvenile. The bird calling from low bushes on Sodra Udden...


Skylark. a single migrating bird calling far overhead. Recording amplified...


A flock of 26 Long Tailed Tit, high overhead again, calling constantly as they migrate out over the Baltic Sea...


Chaffinch. A migrating flock overhead, one of the classic late autumn species and sounds..


Calls from a single Brambling migrating past Sodra Udden...


Another recording of Brambling migrating, a nice clear recording...


Common Redpoll here, a flock of around 20 individuals passing overhead...


A migrating Starling calls from a small flock overhead...


The relatively quiet notes of a calling Yellowhammer on migration...


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